Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2001)

Long a favorite with Japanimation aficionados, Vampire Hunter D is based on the third of Hideyuki Kikuchi's novels about a futuristic human-vampire hybrid warrior. In the year 12,090, vampires are the rulers of the night, something to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 21, 2001
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2002
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley

The movie has a visual poetry that's refreshing.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Brooding, violent, and steeped in its own lore, the film is a genre pastiche that's fun to watch.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of my favorite characters is given justice with two great movies that just make him one of the most appealing characters in Anime...

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Vampire Hunter D, you might say, is the best sci-fi vampire western to come along in ages. Not that many others come to mind.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

For a vampire movie with such an exciting concept, Bloodlust is low on tension and chills.

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Gerry Shamray
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Surprisingly entertaining and very clever.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

If you appreciate fine animation and edgy material, this blood's for you.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

A mind-blowing amalgamation of unusual elements and ambitious design, its parts are greater than the whole. But oh, what interesting parts they are.

Dan Fazio

A stylish bit of modern anime despite a finale that muddles its momentum.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Kylie B
Just as good as the original, but with more modern art. I do wish the English voice soundtrack was louder though, I nearly ran out of volume bars.
Drew Smith
I've written a far more comprehensive review of this on under Ridian, but let it be known - this is one of the best pulp anime movies of all… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
An adventure/action/drama ride done right. You really don't need to know anything about the novels to get into the film. Yoshiaki Kawajiri deserves way… More
Lesley N
Bloody brilliant.
Mike S
Easily one of the best anime movies ever made. Athough I'm not a big fan of vampire flicks, I loved the story, characters and animation. If you ever get… More
Duncan Ryan-Ross
A beautiful horror romance, if a bit uneven at times, that tops it's predecessor in every way... Full review coming soon...